A fighter has crashed near Leeuwarden Air Base during a flight in preparation for a dynamic demo. According to unconfirmed messages it is a fighter of the Swiss Air Force. According to a spokesperson the fighter pilot was able to bring himself to safety. The fighter is an F-5 and crashed in Bitgum near Leeuwarden, possibliy after colliding with another fighter. The other fighter was able to land on the air base.
The fighter is part of Patrouille de Suisse and serves as a demo aircraft that would particapte during in the National Air Force Days.
— Robert Jan Speerstra (@RJSpeerstra) June 9, 2016